Bad Suns Premiere New Video For “We Move Like The Ocean”
Bad Suns have teamed up with Billboard to premiere their new music for “We Move Like The Ocean”, click HERE to watch. Old and new come together when classic footage of Venice is fused with modern day video taken of the band as they explore one of their hometown landmarks. “We Move Like The Ocean” appears on the band’s debut album Language & Perspective, available now on iTunes and the Vagrant Webstore.
After extensive touring throughout 2014, their first ever SOLD OUT headline tour in 2015, and fresh off their debut Coachella performance, Bad Suns are gearing up to hit the road once again. A Full list of tour dates can be found below.
Bad Suns On Tour:
4/24 Knoxville TN @ University of Tennessee
4/25 Charleston SC @ Music Farm
4/26 Atlanta GA @ Summer Series at Park Tavern
4/27 Orlando FL @ The Social
4/29 Richmond VA @ The National
4/30 Charlotte NC @ Visulite Theatre
5/01 Baltimore MD @ Ottobar
5/03 Philadelphia PA @ Radio 104.5 Summer Block Party
5/04 Pittsburgh PA @ Altar Bar
5/05 Columbus OH @ A&R Music Bar
5/06 Cleveland OH @ Cambridge Room at House of Blues
5/08 St Louis MO @ Firebird
5/10 Dallas TX @ Bomb Factory
5/11 Houston TX @ Fitzgerald’s
5/12 Austin TX @ Emo’s
5/14 Colorado Springs Co @ Black Sheep
5/15 Albuquerque NM @ Launchpad
5/16 Phoenix AZ @ Pressroom
6/21 Dover DE @ Firefly Music Festival
Exclusive Record Store Day Releases
We are excited to announce four vinyl releases exclusive to Record Store Day this Saturday! All on 180g, Vagrant will be releasing The Hold Steady’s two classics Boys and Girls in America and Heaven Is Whenever, as well as Blitzen Trapper’s Live Harvest and Justin Townes Earle’s Live At Grimey’s.
Considered “America’s Best Bar Band” by many, The Hold Steady is one of Vagrant’s most legendary alumni. On April 18, Vagrant will be releasing limited edition versions of Boys and Girls on white and purple vinyl, and Heaven Is Whenever on orange vinyl.
One of Vagrant’s newest roster members, Blitzen Trapper, recently released their seventh studio album, VII. While on tour in support of the album, the band performed Neil Young’s Harvest in its entirety in Portland at the Doug Fir Lounge. The shows were recorded and will be released as Live Harvest, an RSD exclusive LP.
And last but certainly not least, the Forefather of Contemporary Americana, Justin Townes Earle recently released the double concept album, Single Mothers and Absent Fathers. While on tour in support, JTE did a special in-store performance at Grimey’s in Nashville on September 4, 2014. The show was recorded and will be put out as an LP and available only on Record Store Day.
Please go out and support your local record store this weekend! Learn more at RecordStoreDay.com.
Sunset Sons Release The Fall Line EP, Announce West Coast Tour Dates
Sunset Sons’ The Fall Line EP is out today! The new four-song effort from the Anglo-Aussie quartet debuted at #1 on the iTunes rock chart in the UK, and is available now in the US on iTunes and Spotify. Check out the official video for lead track “Medicine” below.
The four friends- Rory, Jed, Rob and Pete- are based in the idyllic French town of Hossegor and came together through a shared love of surfing. Sunset Sons specialize in crafting anthemic, propulsive, indie-rock and are headed to be a breakout act of 2015.
In support of The Fall Line EP, the band will be crossing the pond for their very first trip to the West Coast in June. A full list of tour dates can be found below.
Sunset Sons On Tour:
6/01 Los Angeles CA @ The Echo
6/02 Santa Ana CA @ The Observatory
6/03 San Diego CA @ The Merrow
Bad Suns Share New Video for “Transpose”
Fresh off a huge debut Coachella performance last weekend, Bad Suns have just shared a new video for their song “Transpose”! Click HERE to check out the premiere via The 405 or watch it below. The new clip was directed by Adam Alessi and features tons of great shots from the band's recent sold out hometown show at LA's El Rey Theatre.
“Transpose” appears on Bad Suns’ debut album Language & Perspective, available now on iTunes. The guys will return to the desert for Coachella Weekend 2 before embarking on a headline run of dates through the south and midwest. Click HERE for all upcoming shows.
WATERS’ Sophomore Album What’s Real Available Now
WATERS’ highly anticipated new album and Vagrant Records debut, What’s Real, is availably nationwide today! Serving as a follow up to 2011’s Out In The Light, and 2014’s It All Might Be OK EP, What’s Real is comprised of eleven honest and raw tracks reminiscent of alternative rock stalwarts of the 90’s.
Purchase What’s Real: iTunes | Amazon | Spotify | Webstore
WATERS has spent the last six months on the road with the likes of Tegan and Sara, Cold War Kids, Smallpools, Magic Man and Weezer to name a few. In support of What’s Real, WATERS will be touring with Matt & Kim throughout April and May. A full list of dates can be found HERE. “Come to our shows. Participate in the energy. We will leave it all on the table. We expect the audience to as well. It’s what I dreamt about when I was 14 and started playing guitar. It’s what I still dream about today. It’s What’s Real.” - frontman Van Pierszalowski.
WATERS Stream New Album What’s Real via Billboard, Perform on Conan
Pre-order What’s Real: iTunes | Amazon | Vagrant Webstore
Recorded over a 15-month period with Grouplove producer/drummer Ryan Rabin as well as producer Carlos De La Garza (Paramore), What’s Real is the perfect juxtaposition of songs that sound and feel big, all the while being incredibly personal and brutally honest. In celebration of the album’s release next week, WATERS performed the album track "Got To My Head” last night on Conan, their first ever TV performance. If you didn’t catch it, watch it HERE or below.
Dive In Announce Debut EP, Eighteen, on Vagrant Records
We are very excited to welcome the UK's Dive In to the Vagrant family! Today the Glastonbury residents launch their 2015 with a fresh cut titled "Eighteen" along with the news that it'll also be the title track of their debut EP out May 26th. Click HERE or below to listen via SoundCloud.
"Eighteen was born from a loop pedal jam in our old residence" explains frontman Guttridge, continuing "it was inspired by another day of watching the village's festival fences go up. It was the product of excitement and the, what some may call delusional idea that we could one day amount to the successes of the bands/artists that descend upon our village each year."
Motivated by a mutual appreciation of timeless and epic sounding pop from the likes of Genesis and the Police, the band is gearing up to release a first EP they hope will leave a lasting impression. The EP is comprised of five tracks that make for a complete listening experience, anchored together by the title song, which was produced by the band and Andy Green (Keane) and mixed by Alan Moulder (Royal Blood, The Killers). Dive In are Matthew Guttridge, Daniel Hayes & Adam Mason.
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1. Into The Blue
4. Can't Hold Me Down
5. Lost (In The Blue)
Maudlin Strangers Announce West Coast Tour, Share New Remix
Maudlin Strangers will be hitting the road again in June! Kicking off on June 18th in Santa Ana CA, the tour takes the band up to Seattle and back, wrapping up in their hometown of Los Angeles on July 1 @ The Echo. A full list of dates can be found below.
Formed in 2010, Maudlin Strangers is the project of Agoura Hills, CA native Jake Hays. Recorded in Hays’ bedroom the debut Overdose EP was released in January and can only be described as dark-indie-rock combining somber lyricism masked by light, upbeat melodies. Today, check out Clarence’s new take on the EP track “Penny” HERE or below.
Maudlin Strangers on tour:
6/18 Santa Ana CA @ The Constellation Room- All Ages
6/19 Phoenix AZ @ The Rebel Lounge- All Ages
6/20 Las Vegas NV @ Beauty Bar- 21+
6/22 Salt Lake City UT @ The Loading Dock- All Ages
6/24 Seattle WA @ El Corazon- All Ages
6/25 Portland OR @ Hawthorne Theater Lounge- 21+
6/29 San Francisco CA @ Bottom of the Hill- All Ages
7/01 Los Angeles CA @ The Echo- All Ages
WATERS Reveal New Track “What’s Real,” Play Conan April 1st
WATERS have shared the title track from their highly anticipated new album and Vagrant Records debut, What’s Real. Click HERE to check out the new song via Indie Shuffle. Pre-order What’s Real on iTunes or through the Vagrant webstore ahead of its April 7 release and get 5 tracks now!
Recorded over a 15-month period with Grouplove producer/drummer Ryan Rabin as well as producer Carlos De La Garza (Paramore), What’s Real is the perfect juxtaposition of songs that sound and feel big, all the while being incredibly personal and brutally honest. Serving as a prelude to What’s Real’s release, WATERS is pleased to share that next week marks their late night television debut. The band will be performing their single, ‘Got To My Head,” on Conan on April 1, 2015. Be sure to tune in.
WATERS will be touring with Matt & Kim throughout April and May. A full list of upcoming dates can be found here.
Active Child Announces North American Headline Tour, “1999” Single Available Now
Just last week Active Child announced plans to release his sophomore full-length, Mercy. Today, Active Child is pleased to share he’ll be hitting the road in support of the record for a full headline North American run, with Low Roar supporting, throughout the month of June. A full list of dates can be found below.
Serving as a follow up to 2011’s critically acclaimed LP, You Are All I See, and 2013’s Rapor EP, Mercy showcases Grossi’s raw, honest, and incredible vocals like never before. Lead track “1999” premiered last week via The FADER, and is out today on iTunes and Spotify. Mercy will be released nationwide on June 16 via Vagrant.
Active Child On Tour:
5/23 Bradley CA @ Lightning in a Bottle Fest
6/03 San Diego CA @ The Irenic
6/04 Phoenix AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom
6/06 Austin TX @ Central Presbyterian Church
6/07 Dallas TX @ The Kessler Theater
6/08 New Orleans LA @ Republic New Orleans
6/10 Atlanta GA @ Vinyl
6/11 Raleigh NC @ Kings
6/12 Philadelphia PA @ World Café
6/13 North Bethesda MD @ AMP by Strathmore
6/16 Brooklyn NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
6/18 Boston MA @ Institute of Contemporary Art Boston
6/19 Montreal QC @ Lion D’Or Montreal
6/22 Chicago IL @ To Be Announced
6/23 Minneapolis MN @ Cedar Cultural Center
6/25 Denver CO @ Bluebird Theater
6/28 Seattle WA @ The Triple Door
6/29 Vancouver BC @ Biltmore Cabaret
6/30 Portland OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
7/02 Napa CA @ City Winery
7/03 San Francisco CA @ Great American Music Hall
7/10 Los Angeles CA @ Cathedral Sanctuary at Immanuel Presbyterian